Eighteenth Century and Romantic Studies Research Group
The Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Research Group is one of the largest and most distinguished groups of scholars in eighteenth-century studies in the UK and internationally.
The Group projects have been supported by well over a million pounds of external research grants from funders including the AHRC, British Academy, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Leverhulme Trust.
Group members are active in the international eighteenth-century and Romantic research communities. Northumbria is involved in editing three journals: Bunyan Studies, The Shandean, and the Charles Lamb Bulletin. Three colleagues have served recently on the executive of several national and international societies, including the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS). In 2019 Northumbria hosted the ISECS Early Career Seminar, an intensive workshop for a selected group of the most promising eighteenth-century scholars worldwide. The Group are also a lead institution for the The International John Bunyan Society. The research group works with a network of collaborators at overseas universities, including at Manitoba, McGill, Georgia State, Brest, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The group undertakes much public-facing work, with ongoing projects with the BBC and National Theatre Scotland an excellent example of the topicality of eighteenth-century studies.
The Group research is very diverse but can be grouped in the following ways:
- Medical Humanities
- Print Culture and Scholarly Editing
- Literature and the Environment
- Heritage, Arts and Theatre
- Being Human: Festival of the Humanities The Group welcomes enquiries from potential collaborators or future PhD students wishing to study with affiliated members.
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